We’ve moved to brand new studios!
You can still find us on the Glyndŵr University’s Wrexham campus, but we’re now located in the Centre for Creative Industries.
We share our new home with BBC Cymru Wales as well as Glyndŵr’s Creative Media Technology and Media Communications departments. The new space offers a comfortable and accessible environment for our volunteers, students and all of our community guests.
We welcomed over 800 community guests to our old studios and we can’t wait to welcome people into our new home!
A specially assembled group from Tenovus Cancer Care’s Sing with Us Choirs – all of whom have been affected by cancer – will perform on the BBC One show, to be broadcast this Saturday 10 October at 10pm.
Members of three Tenovus Cancer Care’s Sing with Us choirs – from Wrexham, Bangor and Llandudno – will join forces to perform Adiemus by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, with Dance4 Dance Company from the East Midlands, which also benefited from National Lottery funding.
Sing with Us is a choir project for anyone affected by cancer; whether a patient, survivor, family member, carer or bereaved. The choirs are fun, uplifting and friendly, and provide a strong support network for members.
Three years ago, cancer charity Tenovus Cancer Care used nearly £1 million of Lottery funding to set up 15 choirs across Wales for cancer patients, their families, carers and friends, as a means of providing social support as well as improving their health and wellbeing.
Today all 15 choirs are still flourishing. Over 1,000 people are registered with the choirs, which meet weekly for rehearsals and perform regularly at local gigs.
Supporting unpaid carers in Wrexham
Wrexham Carers Service will be cooking up a storm onWednesday 14th October as it helps raise money to support unpaid carers in Wrexham by taking part in Britain’s Best Breakfast.
Britain’s Best Breakfast is a national fundraising campaign hosted by Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers. The campaign will help raise money to support unpaid carers and give them a break from their caring role and to encourage people to wake up to the realities of caring. There are 17,000 unpaid carers in Wrexham alone. Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. Most of us will know a carer.
The event will take place on Wednesday 14th of October at Acton Resource Centre, from 9.30 – 11.30am. We are inviting members of the public to come along, share a tasty breakfast and raise money and awareness of the great job that unpaid carers do day in day out.
Wrexham Service Co-ordinator, Ceri Ord said “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For many Carers breakfast time can be a difficult start to the day and some will find they don’t actually take the time to sit down and eat. This event will enable everyone to enjoy a tasty breakfast and socialise with others, whilst raising awareness and much needed funds for Carers in Wrexham. Please join us for breakfast”.
Simon Hatch, Director of Carers Trust Wales, comments: “There are 370,000 unpaid carers in Wales, from all walks of life. It could be your elderly neighbour caring for his wife, the dad across the road caring for his disabled daughter or the boy in your son’s class who cares for his mum who has cancer. Carers come from all walks of life. Please help us to help them by getting involved with our campaign.”
If you would like to find out more about Wrexham Carers Service and our Britain’s Best Breakfast event please, contact us on 0800 276 1070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply pop into AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham.
People from Wrexham are being encouraged to use their spending power to create positive social and environmental impacts by supporting social enterprises locally, on Saturday 10thOctober.
Social enterprises are businesses that trade to meet a social or environmental mission. They make a profit like any other business but they reinvest or donate their profits to create a positive social impact.
In Wrexham, there are 18 social enterprises, including the Wrexham Football Supporters’ Society.
The Social Saturday campaign in Wales is run by the Wales Co-operative Centre, Wales’ national body for co-operatives and social businesses, and is a day for the general public to celebrate, raise awareness about and buy from social enterprises.
One social enterprise that is thriving in Wrexham is Saith Seren, which was set up in 2012 as a community facility comprising a pub, café and Welsh centre.
A Welsh university has recruited a star of TV’s The Apprentice to give students and businesses a lesson in entrepreneurship ahead of a popular open day.
Lawyer Felipe Alviar-Baquero – who made it to week nine of the hit BBC One show last year – will appear at the next meeting of The Glyndwr Club at Glyndwr University Wrexham.
The event takes place at the Catrin Finch Centre from 6pm-8pm on Friday, October 9, where there will be a Q&A session and drinks reception.
The popular contestant is also to visit the university’s open day the following morning from 10-11am, where he will give advice to prospective students and share stories from his time on the programme.
However, despite coming eighth out of 20 contestants, Felipe admits to knowing very little about the man who could have been his new business partner – Lord Alan Sugar.
“Is Lord Sugar as mean in real life as he appears on TV? To be honest I don’t know who is the real Lord Sugar, I’d love to meet him one day for a coffee and find out!” said the 34 year-old.
“I applied to The Apprentice for three reasons; because I wanted to change indoor play areas in the UK, because I believe that the programme is one of the few on TV that ignites people – especially students – and because I have an entrepreneurial spirit.
“I’m glad I did, but life has not really changed too much. I’m back in the City in London and people have been lovely, I just have more opportunities to talk about entrepreneurship and how to create an entrepreneurial culture.”
Mental Health is a subject that touches the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of wealth, gender, race or religion. Its impact can be far-reaching, and artists and Mental Health organisations from across the region have come together to explore the subject in a three week exhibition taking place in Wrexham town centre’s art space.
For the second consecutive year, Undegun are proud to be hosting a World Mental Health Awareness Day event in conjunction with an ongoing exhibition. The aim of the event is to encourage the wider community to engage with the various groups around the North of Wales who support people who live with mental health conditions. As part of the day the unveiling of ‘Flourish/Ffynnu’, an exhibition created by numerus associations from the area will be launched on Saturday 10th October from 2pm.